11.09.2013

Racism, America's #1 Export

(h/t Leo Princess)

From MeanbendingMermaid:


6 comments:

  1. this is my shocked face

    And people try to act like good representation doesn't matter >_>

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  2. The power of TV and the rumor mill is incredible. People are quick to believe in those things before researching and learning the truth about us.

    The biggest problem with the world is the lack of common sense that is often not used. It's amazing on the reasons that people can hate you and not know who you are.I remembered reading the Ok Cupid study about the low number of Black women being approached by other races of men. The guys gave out stereotypes but not one of them have ever been with a Black woman or been around Black people.

    As I once said before people will believe in what White society says about us before anybody else and it's said. They can tell us that the sky is falling and we'll be gullible enough to believe it because in the eyes of many only the White man is honest.

    As a child, my mom would tell me not to always b believe in the first thing somebody tell you because they could be setting you up for your down fall. I've been taking it to heart since because it's basically the same way with race relations. Somebody tell Joe Blow about Jane Doe and the person will believe them and that person will spread rumors to somebody else and so on. They in turn cause confusion will the rumor spreader is laughing behind that person's back.

    The same people that are using media to dictate supposed Black culture are the same people that are telling Arabs/Muslims that they're terrorists, Jews are tightwads,Latinos are illegals, Asians cant' drive or that Native Americans scalp people. No minority is free from stereotypes and the same source that are telling the stereotypes about Black people are telling us about them.

    If I don't know about one's culture or been to the country surrounded by the people, I'm not going to bother to explain it because it's impossible to explain something you don't know. Sometimes, I get annoyed when White society tells people about Black people because a good deal of them don't know us. Sure, we were all born and raised in the same country,but our culture, experiences and history are not and no matter how you ..the Black person..tell the story about yourself, some will ignore you and let them tell their "version" about us.

    I think about Black History month. I remembered going to college and there were times where they had symposiums and festivities on it. I would notice how very little people would go to them. In my mind, I wondered " Do people think lowly of it" ? " Do they believe in the untrue stereotypes come through their minds ?" "Do they think that Black culture is only about having a ratched lifestyle and hip-hip like too many people do? "or "Are they trying to avoid the torrid past?" I've been to predominately White festivals where I would see a few Black artists on hand. Out of all of those artists very few non-Blacks visited the Black artists. Yet, I will guarantee you that these same people will tell you everything about Black people

    There are many college educated people that are not always properly educated about life. A book can only teach you so much about people ,places or things,but it cannot teach you about life. I know some people who cannot even read or write have more sense then some college educated people. One thing I've learned about a true educated person is that ..as my mom told...me won't except what people tell them. They'll keep and open mind and do their own research into learning about people. Media is just a tool in keeping you down and the White( racist) society empowered.





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  3. I remembered going to college and there were times where they had symposiums and festivities on it. I would notice how very little people would go to them. In my mind, I wondered " Do people think lowly of it" ? " Do they believe in the untrue stereotypes come through their minds ?" "Do they think that Black culture is only about having a ratched lifestyle and hip-hip like too many people do? "or "Are they trying to avoid the torrid past?" I've been to predominately White festivals where I would see a few Black artists on hand. Out of all of those artists very few non-Blacks visited the Black artists. Yet, I will guarantee you that these same people will tell you everything about Black people.

    Yes, very much this. On the one hand I feel like education is important yes, but it can't do everything. Look at how people come over to Abagond or sites like this, to argue with PoC and tell us that reality as we experience it doesn't exist or that it can't happen to us the way we tell it because that's not what they want to hear or believe. Thats why sites like these have to tell people, " Um yeah, we really ain't here for you.kthnxbai" when they come over and get a does of reality and then start tripping because they white feelings got hurt.

    There are many college educated people that are not always properly educated about life. A book can only teach you so much about people ,places or things,but it cannot teach you about life. I know some people who cannot even read or write have more sense then some college educated people. One thing I've learned about a true educated person is that ..as my mom told...me won't except what people tell them. They'll keep and open mind and do their own research into learning about people. Media is just a tool in keeping you down and the White( racist) society empowered.

    Education is not the same thing as intelligence. I forget who said that but it's completely true. Just because you know something, or think you know, because you read it in a book that doesn't mean you understand it. Book can't teach everything, some things can only be learned by experience. Many intelligent people don't pursue education because it stifles them. So many schools teach "what to think" not "how to think". I think that, besides obvious things like racism/sexism/classism, is one of the biggest problems of the education system and our culture.And it is very much designed to be that way. George Carlin said it best. They want you to just be smart enough to run a machine, but not to be intelligent enough to realize how fucked up the system you're in is. God forbid you're a PoC child with an overactive mind. I remember as far back as elementary painting the Santa Claus in my picture black and the teacher telling me, " Santa is not black." And she took my picture from me and threw it away. My mother nearly caught a case that day when she confronted the teacher. In science class, when were studying astronomy the teacher asked how someone would get to mars, since the oxygen would run out. I posited the idea of growing plants in a spaceship and she laughed the idea off as being ridiculous when, even now research is being conducted so that is a real possibility.

    I didn't let those people discourage me mostly because I had support at home but imagine all the kids who did and are actively being from thinking for themselves, instead of just regurgitating what they're being told.

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    1. I posited the idea of growing plants in a spaceship and she laughed the idea off as being ridiculous when, even now research is being conducted so that is a real possibility.

      She should have been fired on the spot. Does this woman even understand why THIS particular planet has oxygen at all and how the balance is maintained? I can't tolerate it when fools masquerade as educators.

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    2. I know. It made perfect sense to me at the time and I was nine.

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  4. Great article. I saw a documentary titled, "Dark Girls," whereby one commentator discussed how powerful, and just as significant, DELIBERATE, media is. As he stated, people get paid six figures to influence, so to say that certain marketing isn't intentional is a lie. There may be exceptions to the rule, but research and time has been put into obtaining a certain outcome or reaction. And the movies and other media platforms displaying Black people as problematic and White people as...well...gods, is deliberate. It comes from an insecure, inferior mindset that fears natural competition; so uses it's higher thinking to influence what is considered beauty, desirable...natural for mating. It's manipulated survival of the fittest.

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